Photo Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

How many participants are there in each workshop? 

There are 10 participants on each workshop. Occasionally there will be a special photographer guest on a workshop which is always a nice bonus for the participants.

I travel with a non-photographer spouse or friend, can they join me on the photo walks?

Only registered participants of the workshop are invited on the photo walks.

What is the difference between the full package and the tuition options?

Full package includes the workshop tuition and 6 nights in a luxury hotel, all breakfast and 3 gourmet meals. The tuition option included the tuition and 3 gourmet meals with the group.

I am attending the week long workshop, when does it start?

The week long workshop start at 1:00 pm with a keynote presentation followed by a first photo walk. It is very important to attend the presentation on day 1.

I am attending the weekend workshop, what is the schedule?

Saturday will start with a presentation followed by a photo walk. Sunday will start with a photowalk and end in the classroom with a group critique session.

How long are the photo walks each day?

Photo walks vary in length and remain flexible. On average we walk about 4 hours.

How are the photo walks organized?

We start as a group until we reach the point of interest. Then the group splits for a given amount of time and regroups. We walk to the next point of interest as a group and spread out again to shoot individually or two by two. Valerie remains available at all time to spend 1:1 time with students.

Why do I need to bring a computer or a tablet?

It is important that you look at your images daily in preparation for your critique session and also for your final selection to present on the last day of the workshop. 

What can I expect during the critique session?

A critique is never negative, but always constructive. It's the best way to learn and grow as a photographer.